April 18, 2021

VIDEO: Pandemic sparks youth entrepreneurship in Waterloo Region

According to Statistics Canada, nearly 17,000 new businesses opened in December. For three consecutive months, this figure has remained stronger than pre-COVID levels. Between 2015 and 2019, the monthly average was 15,725 new businesses created.

Renovacation: What people are doing instead of traveling

Torsten Huhse, a general residential contractor with Ostwall Contracting, says that the cause of these renovations could be that consumers notice how they could use space more practically. Spending time at home forces them to look at things they’ve always meant to fix, and now they finally have the time, Huhse said.

VIDEO: Waterloo Region exercises digital fitness amid pandemic

According to Comprar Acciones, an interactive educational platform based in Spain, the global consumer spend on health and fitness apps grew by nearly 50 per cent in 2020. Local behavioural changes and business strategies, prove this global trend to be present in the Waterloo Region.

OPINION: Heritage homes, what’s the benefit?

Many may argue that keeping these houses in pristine condition is the only way to maintain our local heritage. But that is simply not true. Instead of forcing homeowners to spend time and money on repairing these houses, why doesn’t the city invest in creating educational heritage spaces?

Your furry friends: How COVID-19 has affected pet adoption

The Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society has been working hard to make sure that every pet gets a forever place to stay, even during the pandemic. But it is not as simple as just keeping animals until they find their safe space.